Relates a father's tale to his children as to why it took him so long to get a pint of milk from the shops, involving spaceships, pirates and police dinosaurs.
It begins and ends with milk. Without milk, there can be no breakfast. Without breakfast, the day cannot start. The delicious Toastios are dry and the children are hungry.
But today, the fridge is milkless. From the moment Dad pops out to buy some and gets abducted by aliens, swashbuckled by pirates, nearly sacrificed to a volcano god and rescued by a time-travelling dinosaur in a hot-air balloon, it's clear that breakfast is going to be delayed by some quite unusual events.
Fortunately, the milk will arrive at some point in the future. Or the past. Won't it?